Vuelta a España Starts, Liquigas Takes Stage 1

first_imgThe Vuelta a España kicked off today with Liquigas upsetting pre-race favourite Alberto Contador’s Astana team, which finished Eighth.  Euskaltel-Euskadi finished second (+ 8 seconds) and Caisse d’Epargne took third (+ 9 seconds).  Italian Filippo Pozzato was the first Liquigas rider to cross the line and will therefore start Sunday’s hilly stage from Granada to Jaen as race leader. Stage 2, tomorrow (Sunday) covers 167.3 km from Granada to Jaén.Since race coverage isn’t really our forté, here are a few links to help you get your fix… Pez Cycling: This post is mostly about food, this one has more race coverage.Yahoo Sports: No frills, quick race report with a few interviews.Here’s the official race website.ÂÂlast_img read more

Norway: December Oil Production Misses Target

first_imgThe Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has announced that preliminary production figures for December 2013 indicate an average daily production of about 1 916 000 barrels of oil, NGL and condensate. This is 12 000 barrels per day (about 0.7 percent) more than in November 2013. Total gas sales were about 10.2 billion Sm3, which is 0,8 GSm3 more than the previous month.The average daily liquid production in December was: 1 543 000 barrels of oil, 305 000 barrels of NGL and 68 000 barrels of condensate. The oil production is 2 percent below the NPD’s prognosis for December and 4 percent below the oil production in December last year.The following fields had reduced production in December due to technical problems/repair work: Draugen, Heidrun, Norne, Skarv and Skuld.The oil production in 2013 was according to the NPD’s prognosis from January, and a high production the last months is supporting the prognosis for this year, which indicate an increase in oil production for the first time in many years says Jan Bygdevoll, Director for prognoses at the NPD.The total petroleum production in 2013 was about 215.2 million standard cubic meters oil equivalents. (MSm3 o.e.), broken down as follows: about 84.9 MSm3 o.e. of oil, about 21.6 MSm3 o.e. of NGL and condensate and about 108.8 MSm3 o.e. of gas for sale. The total oil volume was 4.3 MSm3 o.e., about 5 percent less than in 2012.Final production figures from November 2013 show an average daily production of about 1.542 million barrels of oil, 0.362 million barrels of NGL and condensate and a total of 9.4 billion Sm3 saleable gas production.[mappress]Press Release, January 16, 2014last_img read more

Jamaican gets 3 years in US prison for possession of child porn

first_imgSAUK COUNTY, Wisconsin (Jamaica Observer) — A 28-year-old Jamaican citizen was sentenced to three years in prison and another three on extended supervision after pleading no contest to a charge of possession of child pornography in a Wisconsin court yesterday.Jermayne Webley’s hard drives were found to contain videos and images of young boys engaged in sexual acts after police raided his home in May of last year. Webley admitted to his crime, according to Assistant District Attorney Rick Spoentgen, and struck a deal to get the state’s minimum sentence for such a charge.He was also required to pay US$2,000 in fines, register as a sex offender and have no contact with minors as part of the sentence. Webley reportedly spent his entire adult life in America. He may, however, be deported after his conviction. Share NewsRegional Jamaican gets 3 years in US prison for possession of child porn by: – February 18, 2017 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 82 Views   no discussionslast_img read more